Monthly Archives: May 2014

Modi promised attention to minority issues, says MDMK chief Vaiko

Modi promised attention to minority issues, says MDMK chief Vaiko

    Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) chief Vaiko met Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Monday and said that the latter has promised attention to issues of minorities and killings of Tamils by Sri Lanka. MDMK is an ally of NDA (National Democratic Alliance) …

Sri Lanka, 5 years On

Sri Lanka, 5 years On

   Sri Lanka’s government on Sunday marked the fifth anniversary of its victory over Tamil insurgents with a military parade in the south. President Mahinda Rajapaksa  in a speech on Victory Day, dismissed international allegations that the military had killed thousands of innocent people, saying such …

Suspected Indian Intelligence agent nabbed in Anuradhapura

Suspected Indian Intelligence agent nabbed in Anuradhapura

   The Police arrested a person an Indian National who had impersonated himself  as a Sri Lankan using a false name for nineteen years from Koliyabenda wewa area in Parasangaswewa in Anuradhapura today. The Police had been able to confiscate the documents, photocopies and the …

Thirumavalavan queers pitch for reviewing Sri Lankan policy

Thirumavalavan queers pitch for reviewing Sri Lankan policy

    Even before the Narendra Modi government is to be formed at the Centre the Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi has queered the pitch for reviewing the Indo-Sri Lankan policy to render justice to the Sri Lankan Tamils. VCK president Thol. Thirumavalavan made this observation in …

Modi Assures Jayalalithaa of ‘Absolute Cooperation’ Between Centre, Tamil Nadu

Modi Assures Jayalalithaa of ‘Absolute Cooperation’ Between Centre, Tamil Nadu

    Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi today assured Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa of “absolute cooperation” between the Centre and her state while lauding her for her party’s stupendous victory in the Lok Sabha polls. Mr Modi, 63, spoke to Ms Jayalalithaa over phone …

Tamil diaspora deny blocking peace

Tamil diaspora deny blocking peace

    The Tamil diaspora deny allegations that they are hampering moves towards peace and reconciliation in Sri Lanka, five years after the war. Reverend Father S. J. Emmanuel who heads the Global Tamil Forum (GTF), one of many groups recently proscribed by the Government, says …

President: This is not a victory of war, but a victory of peace

President: This is not a victory of war, but a victory of peace

   The Sri Lankan government  held ‘Victory Day’ celebrations with a parade of 3,734 army, 1,189 navy, 1,100 air-force, 643 police and 578 civil defence personnel at Matara. The 37-year conflict ended on May 18, 2009, when troops killed the leader of the Tamil Tiger rebels, Velupillai …

Sri Lankan war widows still struggle to support their families

Sri Lankan war widows still struggle to support their families

    When Sri Lanka’s brutal civil war ended in May 2009 after raging for over two and half decades, it signaled the end of a long- running national nightmare. But, with many men killed, for thousands of women the war’s end meant the beginning …

GTF hails Jayalalithaa, Modi victories, urges decisive action on Tamil question

GTF hails Jayalalithaa, Modi victories, urges decisive action on Tamil question

   The Global Tamil Forum (GTF) hailed the sweeping victories of the Jayalalithaa in Tamil Nadu and BJP leader Narenda Modi in India as historic, congratulating both on their appointment, and expressing hope that the new government “will stand firmly against the past and present …

Jayalalithaa congratulates Modi

Jayalalithaa congratulates Modi

    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has greeted the Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi, saying she looked forward to ‘meaningful cooperation’ between his government at the Centre and her state. “I congratulate you on the magnificent victory in the 16th Lok Sabha Elections. I wish …